For most of the modern tribal self-determination era, American Indian nations have emphasized inclusion. Starting in the early 1970s, higher tribal membership numbers equated to higher federal self-determination dollars.
I have too much self-preservation instinct to crash the Iowa Freedom Summit convened by Citizens United (the organization that lends its name to the SCOTUS decision upholding the right of corporate people to spend unlimited political money) and funded by the Koch
Re: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Dear Supervisor Peter Adam,
As Chairwoman of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC), I applaud the words of National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby during the 2015 State of Indian Nations address.
As I listened to the State of Indian Nations address delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby last week, I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that the Indian Country he spoke of did not include those of us living on the No
In a previous column, I noted that U.S.
“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.
When I received word of my selection to deliver the inaugural address for the 23rd Navajo Nation Council inauguration, I felt honored, for I have always supported tribal nation building, especially in light of the
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment. In fact, disenrollment is a wholly non-Indian construct.
Some of my friends are celebrating that 2014 was the year the “Torture Report” finally came out, allowing the world to see that the United States is big enough to admit its shortcomings for all to see. This is why the U.S. deserves to be a leader on the side of morality.
In June of this year, President Barack Obama and the First Lady visited the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. This was ya historic visit.
In our lifetimes, Indian Country has had a somewhat rocky romance with the Republican Party.
The Indian Law and Order Commission's report, A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer bluntly described system
In the wake the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture, we are all being asked to think historically.